I didn't cook anything today.
Or yesterday. Unless you count the microwaved popcorn I ate for snack.
I have been struggling with trying to get inspired by fall foods. I usually eat seasonally, but nothing has me titillated at the Farmer's Market. I've been going every day, piddling around, hoping to find a shred of inspiration. Nothing.
Not to knock you all, my fellow food bloggers, but I haven't seen many inspirational pieces from y'all either. I bought a pomegranate the other day & I love them, so maybe something will jump start my heart about creativity in the kitchen.
So far, the only two things I have to look forward to are: a) Beaujolais Nouveau in two weeks or so & b) Thanksgiving.
a) Every year, I attend a party where Georges Dubouef's finest is served with cheese, crackers, & fancy desserts of which I've never heard. Due to the economic crisis, the only party I will be attending is the Democratic one, because the event has been cancelled.
b) Thanksgiving is my time to shine. It's my #2 holiday, behind Easter. Screw Christmas. Give me Thanksgiving. I'll post more about this special day later...
This post is supposed to be about my un-inspirational bout with food.
Apple Fennel Salad
4 tart apples, sliced 1/16" (I use granny smith)
1 fennel bulb, sliced 1/16"
1/4 to 1/2 cup fennel fronds, chopped
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup orange juice
salt & pepper to taste
This is as much inspiration as I can muster right now. Sorry.
It tasted good though. Crunchy, fresh, anise-y, citrusy.
Well, I did feel inspired by something today. Please, read, if you like.
- Nikki @ NikSnacks
- I'm an award-winning private chef who writes and talks about my life as a food writer, culinarian, podcast host, and food tour guide, I'm a classical French trained chef with a BA in English from East Carolina University and a Culinary Arts Associate Degree from Le Cordon Bleu-Miami. I've worked as a researcher, an editorial assistant, reporter and guest blogger, catering chef, pastry chef, butcher, baker, and a biscuit-maker.